Swimming pools are a must in luxury hotels & spas! The water temperature needs to be maintained from 23°C in the swimming pools up to 35°C for the spas all year round for the customers’ best experience. You can already guess that some type of heat pump is involved in the whole process. Imagine the heat losses from the water surface, especially during Spring, Autumn and Winter months! That’s why, here in Skordis Hydrodynamics Ltd, we have done our research and found the best material to reduce heat losses and water evaporation – The Foam Cover! Let’s discover below what makes this type of material great for commercial use!
So how do we prevent heat loss and improve durability?
“Heat loss is a major cost in running and maintaining a swimming pool” is the main concern hotel managers and public swimming pool maintainers are expressing to us – After measuring the performance of our foam covers we discovered that they can reduce the costs involved in heating a pool by up to 85%. And this combined with similar reductions in the consumption of chemical products, top up water and filter maintenance can lead to significant savings in grand scheme of things!
Multi-layered PE foam covers for pools represent the top end of the heat retention cover category thanks to their exceptional insulation, resistance and durability. Therefore they are ideal for commercial swimming pools of any size, guaranteeing excellent performance. Not to mention that you can use it for private pools as well! From our experience though, a GeoBubble™ Solar Cover is more suitable as it transfers energy to the water compared to the foam cover which is a heat-retaining pool cover that works as an insulating lid, optimised for when a heating system is installed!
All thermal foam covers are made with an irradiation cross linked PE foam, ensuring low water absorption and maximum durability. We can cut, weld and deliver any width or pool shape thanks to our cutting-edge machinery purchased especially for this purpose. We also recommend choosing to strengthen your foam cover by a thick PE top sheet which has a transparent, scratch-resistant film on the reverse to complete the cover and maximise efficiencies. When we say it’s worth the extra cost, we really mean it!
Foam Cover Lamination Process explained!
Foam lamination is a necessary step in the production of foam composites because it allows two types of materials to be merged into one element.
It is a very effective procedure for bonding foam not only to foam, but also to other materials such as glue, cloth, film, foil, and other things. It is a necessary step in the production of foam composites and complex foam products. PSA lamination and flame lamination are the two most common lamination processes (heat lamination)
However, there are different types of materials used in lamination. The choice of foam materials for lamination depends on the specific applications and the properties required. For example, if high shock absorption is required, then foam with great cushioning properties like PE foam may be more suitable. If resistance to water and chemicals is required, then a foam such as PU (Polyurethane) foam or XLPE (Cross-linked polyethylene) foam may be more suitable.
Benefits of Foam Cover:
On average, a foam swimming pool heat retention cover can provide around 85% saving in heating costs, whereas a bubble cover will provide a 50% saving.
- Eliminates water evaporation
- Save money on running costs.
- Reduce chemical consumption
- Reduce the pool’s carbon footprint
- Reduce debris contamination
- Reduce energy consumption
How long will my pool cover last?
A pool cover should last around 8 years if well-maintained – although one cover we know was still on the water after 22 years!
Below you can find one of our projects, an olympic-sized pool covered entirely with our custom-made Foam Covers mounted on custom-made motorised rollers!
We hope you found this article informative and stay tuned for this amazing and improved technology that will be arriving next month. Don’t forget to pay a visit to our Facebook page to stay informed of our latest offers and products. Feel free to Contact us for any questions you may have!
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